Tactics Time Chess Newsletter: Trumpowsky

Published: Sun, 11/13/16

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Magnus Carlsen a big favorite. The only way Karjakin has a chance is if he can take Michigan & Pennsylvania. #worldchess2016 #toosoon" ~ Mig Greengard ‏@chessninja  on twitter

tactics position x
his position comes from the game  Eric Hansen (Canada) - Andrei Zhigalko (Belarus). Baku Olympiads, round 6, played September 8, 2016.
   In the position on the right it is White to move
   Answer below.

   The chess world championship is under way in New York City. 

   The match is currently tied, with the first two games ending in a draw.

   Today (Sunday) is an off day for the players.

   In the first game Magnus Carlsen played the surprising Trompowsky Attack opening (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trompowsky_Attack

   After the game Carlsen said his choice of openings had "a little bit" to do with Donald Trump and the election.

   Here is a link to game one: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1847603
   Here is a link to game two: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1847725

   You can follow the match here: https://worldchess.com/

   Here is the complete game:
[Event "Chess Olympiad"]
[Site "Baku AZE"]
[Date "2016.09.08"]
[EventDate "2016.09.02"]
[Round "6.5"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Eric Hansen"]
[Black "Andrey Zhigalko"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2582"]
[BlackElo "2591"]
[PlyCount "67"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e6
7. g4 Be7 8. g5 Nfd7 9. Be3 b5 10. a3 Bb7 11. h4 Nb6 12. Qd2
N8d7 13. O-O-O Rc8 14. Rh3 Qc7 15. h5 Nc4 16. Bxc4 Qxc4
17. Rdh1 b4 18. axb4 Qxb4 19. g6 h6 20. gxf7+ Kxf7 21. Rf3+
Bf6 22. Rg1 Ne5 23. Qe2 Nxf3 24. Qxf3 Ke7 25. Nce2 Rhe8
26. Qg4 Kd7 27. Kb1 Kc7 28. e5 Kd7 29. exf6 gxf6 30. Qg7+ Re7
31. Qxf6 Bd5 32. Nf4 Rb8 33. Qxe7+ Kxe7 34. Nxd5+ 1-0

   You can play through this game here:  http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1832812

   34.Nxd5+ exd5 35.Nc6+ is an interesting set of back to back knight forks.  The first knight fork removes the defender with check, and the second knight gives a family fork.  White actually set up this combination one move earlier with 33.Qxe7+ taking the rook with check.

   Happy Tactics!
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